Saturday, December 7, 2019

Dec. 7: We have met the enemy...and he is us... (thanks to Pogo for those wise words.)

The last time I was in China, I saw lots of high rise buildings in Hong Kong. But not in mainland China cities like Beijing.   Traffic in Hong Kong? You bet. It was constant. Not so in mainland China where traffic was largely of buses and trucks. Housing in mainland China was pretty primitive as a few of these pictures still show. But, oh, there have been huge changes. And the car traffic now looks like any North American city.

https://www.pexels.com/search/china/

The next pictures are of Beijing.

https://www.google.com/search?q=beijing+photos&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj_g-208qPmAhWCm-AKHRvQClQQ7Al6BAgFEDw&biw=1680&bih=907

The progress of China in just the last thirty years is amazing. After all the British,  European and American  years of plunder and poverty, China is a nation that now can offer it's people decent housing - and social services that countries like the U.S. can't match.

So I guess the U.S.  will have to nuke it.

Ever wonder how many people can die from a modern nuclear bomb? Ever wonder how murderous the U.S. was in it's much more murderous bomb tests in Bikini and Nevada?

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/460000-premature-deaths-horror-was-nuclear-weapons-testing-69512
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https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/dec/07/get-the-hell-out-of-dodge-the-fight-to-save-homes-from-the-central-coast-inferno

Relax, Alberta.   Australia just lights those fires to annoy you.
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https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/dec/06/the-climate-crisis-is-the-most-urgent-threat-of-our-time-help-us-fight-it

It's amazing how little attention the North American news media pay to this.
It's as if something to annihilate all human life on this planet is no big deal. And Canada's Liberals (and Conservatives) have done nothing for over thirty years.
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https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/dec/07/australia-fires-blazes-too-big-to-put-out-as-140-bushfires-rage-in-nsw-and-queensland

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/07/oceans-losing-oxygen-at-unprecedented-rate-experts-warn

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/07/texas-permian-basin-shale-climate-crisis

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/06/greta-thunberg-says-school-strikes-have-achieved-nothing

Don't think that greta thunberg is just a pushy child. She has far more intelligence and maturity than, say, the premier of Ontario, Doug Ford - and more than the whole voting  population of Alberta - more than most of the population of Canada and the U.S.
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/06/trump-says-people-flush-the-toilet-10-times-and-seeks-solution
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https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/dec/06/afghan-families-torn-apart-drone-strikes-picture-essay

Most of the American drone pilots control their bombers from remote control cockpits in rooms in or near Washington. So they have time for coffee breaks between killing civilians and children, and still get home for supper.

That's why Trump calls them brave lads serving their country and gives them medals.
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https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/dec/06/this-place-used-to-be-green-the-brutal-impact-of-oil-in-the-niger-delta
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/donald-trump-syria-oil-kurdish-turkey-trudeau-1.5387900

The shaken and confused world of 1945 has long realized it made a big mistake in allowing a U.S. lead to plunder, among other things, the world's oil. Britain, which was the worst plunderer before the U.S. should have realized that.

And Canada still ignores the plundering of  Canada's oil by payoffs to political parties - both Conservatives and Liberals. But,  obviously, most Canadian voters still haven't figured that one out - largely thanks to so many Canadian news media that are also bought off.

And thanks to all those Canadian voters who believe all their lying news media.
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https://lfpress.com/opinion/columnists/dyer-yemens-war-could-end-if-the-saudi-crown-prince-can-save-face
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https://rabble.ca/columnists/2019/12/increased-role-nato-trudeau-puts-canada-heart-nuclear-crunch

Would American capitalists really start a nuclear war?  And with nuclear bombs a thousand time more powerful than Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Of course they would. They've already killed over 20 million since 1945, and they already supply weapons to some of the most murderous countries on earth.
Now, there's even hitting at home with an oil industry that will destroy us all.
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https://rabble.ca/news/2019/12/remembering-montreal-massacre

I shall never forget that day. I was living in Montreal then. But I have to admit that, probably like most men and like all the news media, I didn't really understand the anti-feminist horror of it.
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https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/taking-sides/2019/12/women-journalists-human-rights-defenders-0

Did those killings change the attitudes of many men? I doubt it.
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https://rabble.ca/podcasts/shows/rabble-radio/2019/12/uncanadian-islamophobia-true-north
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/06/calling-him-only-2020-candidate-whose-plan-can-save-our-planet-us-youth-climate
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Wow! Talk about bitter!

https://www.commondreams.org/further/2019/12/05/be-best-my-ass
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https://consortiumnews.com/2019/12/06/ukrainian-neo-nazis-flock-to-hong-kong-protest-movement/

The U.S., quite deliberately, created a Nazi Ukraine. American capitalists - and capitalists in general - have a lot in common with Nazis. Indeed, the Hitler of the 1930s was  the hero of German capitalists. And yes, I'm quite serious. Where do you think he got the money for his spectacular rise?
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https://countercurrents.org/2019/12/americans-existential-problem-and-the-world
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https://thetyee.ca/News/2019/12/06/Vancouver-School-Trustee-Anti-Hate-Motion-Vote/

As a student in grades 5 to 8, I attended what was the most vicious, bullying school in Montreal. We were Canadian English, Syrians, Italians, Polish, Jewish....   There were lots of fights,  even rapes - in the school yard. But I cannot recall any fights based on racism.

Some of that is because most blacks and Chinese in Montreal lived mostly in segregated districts. But there were a couple of blacks, at least, and I never saw racial hatred targeting them. Canadians of  the time were, of course, quite racist. But racism in the school yard seems to be much on the rise.

And we Canadians seem to be more racist than in my school days. And they transmit that racism to their children. That increased racism also is to be found in new laws in the province of Quebec, laws that target Muslims as enemies.
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https://www.globalresearch.ca/nato-spending-pushes-europe-welfare-warfare/5675097
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https://www.globalresearch.ca/report-how-us-tortures/5696923

Ja! Sieg Heil!
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A dose of reality.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52663.htm
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52664.htm
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Today's reality. The U.S. is now Hitler's Germany. Donald Trump is now Hitler.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52657.htm

And Canada is now the servant of Hitler's Germany.
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52658.htm

God bless American capitalists.
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52662.htm

When I was six, I learned to salute the Union Jack and sing God Save the Queen

Now, courtesy of Britain's Conservative Party, it is almost certain that Britain will cease to exist. The Conservative Party will do what Hitler could not do.
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Looking for a possible cause for World War 3?

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/12/06/612993/Iran-China-US-sanctions-maximum-pressure-JCPOA
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https://www.jpost.com/International/147-nations-call-to-halt-aid-to-Israeli-settlements-610048

And bum boy Canada was on the side of the very small minority who voted against taking action.
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https://off-guardian.org/2019/12/07/reddit-bans-users-for-telling-the-truth/

There is no limit to the greed of the capitalists who own a great many of the world's governments.
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https://themindunleashed.com/2019/12/police-destroy-shelters-homeless-winnipeg.html

Winnipeg is one of the richest cities in Canada.

Bastards!
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/05/impeach-trump-video-shows-final-hours-teens-horrible-death-us-immigration-detention

How is the U.S. different from Hitler's Germany?
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https://truthout.org/articles/the-climate-emergency-has-already-begun-as-earth-systems-collapse/

Think hard. Out planet and all that live in it will die unless we take immediate action to deal with it. The billionaires of our oil industry, who have no significant training in Science, tell us that 11,000 trained scientists don't know what they're talking about.

And there are a great many people in Canada and the U.S. who believe it's the scientists who don't know what they're talking about.

And, of course, the billionaires just want to help us. Yeah. They've always been sweethearts that way. And that's why we are so thoughtful as to let them keep the billions they should be paying in taxes.
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https://truthout.org/articles/fastest-growing-washington-lobbying-firms-benefit-from-trump-ties/

Democracy? Get real. And, yes, corruption happens in Canada, too. So how come our news media almost never mention it? And how come the money lobbyists hand out never goes to any parties but the Conservatives and Liberals?

And how come Canadians are even worse than Americans in accepting this bribery?
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https://www.voltairenet.org/article208466.html

The U.S. which, for fifty years supported torturing and murderously vicious dictatorships in Cuba, often assisted by the mafia,. now accuses a Cuba that managed to break away from American brutality and thievery of being undemocratic.

And, of course, the U.S. news media lie about it all.
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It becomes depressing to go through the news each day - and to realize that rather few give a damn.

How could they care? Take a look at our voting habits..

In a U.S. vote today, Donald Trump has a large and faithful vote from millions of evangelical Christians. These are the people who have  been regular supporters of American murder and plunder all over the world. Those in the U.S. believe that Donald Trump was sent by God - possibly even the risen son of God.

They are Christians - but only when it is convenient to be so.  Their Christianity consists in getting themselves into heaven for eternity - while the rest of  us burn in hell. The Ten Commandments? They don't even think about them. On the contrary, they actively support mass murder, have only contempt for the poor and the hungry. As Christians, these people are an ignorant farce. But, oh, there are a lot of them.

For that matter, a great many of the more conventional Christians are not any better. Christians, too, have supported mass murder and plundering all over the world - and they always have for the best part of 2,000 years.

The same is also true of Canada.

In any case, they have almost no idea of the nature of the world they live in. As religions go, Christianity is pretty much a dead concept.

To make things worse, most Canadians and Americans rely on news media owned by or in league with the national butchers and thieves of our countries. If you need proof, eheck out just about any news medium in North America. I live in Ottawa, a city whose newspapers don't even look at reality. And if they happen to mention climate change, it's only to say it ain't real. (Guess what kind of journalism lying Albertans swear by.)

The result is a North American population that is largely ignorant of what is happening - that we are being plundered by our wealthy with the massive help of
bought politicians in the Liberals, Conservatives, Republicans and a great many
Democrats.

And so it is that New Brunswickers continue to vote for the Liberals and Conservatives, though it should be obvious both of those parties are owned by the plundering Irving family. And so it is that the people of Ontario kiss the fat belly of an ignorant and corrupt premier who serves only the very rich.

Routinely, Canadians and Americans vote for the corrupt liars that they have always voted for.  And the certain result of that?

Two possibilities. One of them is the death of the western economies - and quite dreadful suffering (though not for the very rich). Or - death by wars, notably by the Christian West. And keep an eye on Iran for just such a war to please very greedy American billionaires.  China has already drawn a line in the sand about that,and Russia might well feel it has to do so, though neither of them has been very warlike for over twenty years. The loose killers in our world for a century and longer have been the British Empire and the U.S. Empire.

It is quite possible that Canada will be asked to take part in such a war. And, if asked, it is dead certain that the Liberals and Conservatives will kiss up to the U.S.









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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Dec. 5: let's get real.

Canada has chosen, ever since 1945, to be a puppet of the U.S. That's why we have a dreadful record of supporting American mass murder and plundering in Latin America. And also those Canadian capitalists who pay off the Liberals and Conservatives are happy to join in. And so it is that Canadians are accessories to mass murder and plunder.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/opinion-canada-foreign-policy-latin-america-1.5369302
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/opinion-parliament-conduct-tamara-miller-1.5373807
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/kenney-narrative-ucp-convention-opinion-1.5380402

But it works. For a long time, Albertan babies have been lullabied in their cribs with tales of how Canada abuses them. I have had long and quite insane discussions with Albertans. I remember, in particular, one man of some prominence who argues that only 4 scientists in the whole world believe in climate change. (The reality is that only 4 DON'T believe in it.)
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And there's this story which hasn't much interested most Canadian news media. The Israeli Lobby is very powerful in Canada.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/05/israel-netanyahu-relative-and-associates-to-be-charged-with-corruption

Far from being an example for Judaism and the world, Israel has been, from the start, all that Judaism is not
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https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/dec/05/how-hollywood-feted-the-black-power-movement-and-fell-foul-of-the-fbi
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/05/climate-crisis-is-challenge-of-civilisation-says-pope

I have no doubt that some of the oil industry barons are Roman Catholics. Alas!
So were Hitler and Mussolini. And the evangelical Protestants see the pope's warning as good news. It means all of the world's other Protestants and Jews and Muslims and the rest will soon go to hell - and only evangelicals will go to heaven and spend the rest of eternity singing praises to God. Non-stop.What fun!
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/04/president-macron-is-right-its-time-nato-came-to-an-end

The U.S. now has - by far - the biggest and most expensive war machine in history. And it is eagerly pushing the rest of the western world to follow suit.

Why?

Because most of  the world's weapons manufacturing is in the U.S. Indeed, that's the reason the U.S. cannot afford medicare, cannot house those who sleep in the streets, cannot provide decent public education. This is a massive scam to further enrich billionaires.

And that's why Trump is demanding that Canada spend more on it's military. But don't worry. The Canadian Legion will never figure that out.
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/04/canada-logging-scars-forests-regenerate

People like the Irvings of New Brunswick are quite savage in their treatment of the forests.  Farsighted they ain't.
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/05/dozens-killed-as-migrant-boat-sinks-off-mauritania-coast

People over much of the world are desperately trying to escape the horror, early death,  climate change and starvation that we have forced on them. The U.S. puts them in prisons, and their children in wire cages. Europe prefers to let them drown.
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/01/failure-to-end-civil-war-in-yemen-now-could-cost-29bn

Hey! The war in Yemen is good. It creates huge profits for American weapons manufacturers.
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https://lfpress.com/opinion/columnists/dyer-after-70-years-nato-fights-to-find-new-purpose
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https://rabble.ca/news/2019/10/muslims-canada-are-subject-unfair-application-law
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https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2019/12/04/Test-Scores-Rich-Kids/

And this has nothing to do with rich kids being smarter.

I grew up a very poor kid in a very poor district. We learned from our parents that poor was what we were supposed to be. That's why most of my grade one class (including me) never finished high school. And when I started going to university, my parents despaired that I was "trying to rise above my station".

It requires a VERY sophisticated school system to overcome that. And instead of improving our schools, we are in a dash to make them worse. (Well, we do subsidize schools for rich kids.)
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/05/impeachment-looms-350-mental-health-professionals-warn-congress-nuclear-armed-trump

And there have been very few presidents - Republican or Democrat - since 1945 who have not been nuclear threats to the world.
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/05/sanders-scores-highest-mark-sunrise-movements-climate-report-card-while-biden-told

And Biden is one very likely to start a nuclear war if that is what American capitalists want.
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/05/bernie-sanders-tops-new-california-poll-you-wouldnt-have-known-it-reading-la-times

Get used to it. Almost all of our commercial news media are liars.
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/04/massive-leak-data-reveals-money-hiding-secrets-superrich-and-only-beginning

It's the same in Canada, the U.S., many other western countries. And most of us vote for the parties that encourage this -like Liberals and Conservatives.
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/04/what-cruelty-looks-trump-finalizes-plan-strip-food-aid-750000-low-income-people-2020
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https://www.commondreams.org/further/2019/12/04/fred-hampton-peace-youif-youre-willing-fight-it
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https://consortiumnews.com/2019/12/05/operation-condor-2-0-after-bolivia-coup-trump-dubs-nicaragua-national-security-threat-targets-mexico/

God bless America. After all, Nicaragua could invade the U.S. at any day.
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https://countercurrents.org/2019/12/anti-racist-jewish-writer-antony-loewenstein-awarded-jerusalem-al-quds-peace-prize

By no means do Jews around the world approve of Israel's behaviour.
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https://countercurrents.org/2019/12/decade-ending-2019-likely-to-be-the-hottest-on-record-says-wmo

Nope. Nobody's going to tell Alberta this.  Albertans know things that nobody else does.
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https://countercurrents.org/2019/12/moral-injury-and-americas-endless-conflicts

Of course, many soldiers suffer the rest of their lives from being in a war, any war. But we don't pay much attention to that.
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https://countercurrents.org/2019/12/moral-injury-and-americas-endless-conflicts
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https://www.globalresearch.ca/crimes-against-humanity-us-sanctions-harm-one-third-of-worlds-people/5696794

We do not begin to understand the damage capitalism has done to this world. Nor do we realize how much of that damage is done to us. Both World Wars were not about good and evil. They were about capitalists and profits. And so it has been true also of almost all the wars since 1945. And, for that matter, for all the wars in history.
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article44496.htm
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https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/12/03/news/prospects-look-bleak-canadian-mountains-arctic-and-coasts-says-ipcc

Our oil capitalists may be stupid. But they cannot be so unanimously hopelessly stupid as to believe that climate change is not happening. Obviously, their plan is to make as much money as they can before the world crashes in on even them.

It's not even as though they need all that money. They're already sitting on more billions than they could ever spend.
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https://theantimedia.com/trump-seeks-another-250-million-in-lethal-aid-for-ukraine/

And where will all that lethal aid be spent? On billionaire American weapons makers. That's who.
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https://theantimedia.com/nato-china-new-enemy-russia/

China and Russia are the enemies? Oh? Have China and Russia fought over fifty wars since 1945? Are they the ones who have killed over 20 million people? Is it those sneaky Chinese who dressed as CIA killers to mass murder and impoverish most of Latin America? Do Russia and China have nuclear sites on American borders? And are they the ones who have been plundering and impoverishing million in Africa?

Let's get used to it, shall we? The U.S. is the Nazi state of our time. And Canada is it's obedient partner.
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https://truthout.org/articles/trump-pressured-pentagon-to-give-400-million-wall-contract-to-fox-news-guest/
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https://truthout.org/video/indigenous-leader-davi-kopenawa-bolsonaro-is-killing-my-people-and-the-amazon/
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https://theintercept.com/2019/12/04/florida-damain-martin-police-accountability/
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https://theintercept.com/2019/12/04/george-bush-barack-obama-and-the-cia-torture-cover-up/
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https://thesaker.is/the-oligarch-takeover-of-us-pharma-and-healthcare-and-the-resulting-human-crisis/
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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Dec. 3: The Allies defeated Hitler in 1945. Now, They imitate Him.

https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2019/12/5000-job-cuts-planned-perpetual-chaos-returns-albertas-health

Albertans perpetually live with the myth that Canadians pick on them and make them poor. In fact, surveys based on population size show that Alberta is the
richest province in Canada. Manitoba is just a bit back of Alberta. Ontario and Quebec are way below that wealth - and the Maritime provinces are down out of sight. Quebec are way below that wealth - and the Maritime provinces are down out of sight.

But estimates are that some 20,00,000 Canadians are malnourished so that this is a major cause of death. (And Canadians are rated as one of the two peoples in the best fed in the world.)

Almost matching the Canadian record is Russia.

The U.S., just below Canada and Russia in feeding it's people, is worse than both Canada and Russia. But that at least puts the U.S. on the same level as China.
There's no reason for any nation to cheer. And worst off are nations of Africa and
and Latin America that have been mass-murdered and plundered by western capitalists.

But don't fret. The Donald Trumps and Doug Fords of our world have never missed a meal.
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/china-movies-censorship-1.5381349
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/china-hong-kong-us-ban-ships-sanctions-1.5381872

Hardly a surprise. Hardly even worth a headline. To the best of my knowledge, Chinese warships and military aircraft  in American water or American skies have simply never existed.

The bigger story is that China is rapidly becoming the world's superpower. And that is matched by a rapidly growing prosperity of the Chinese people. It's a phenomenally rapid change since I was there.

Will American capitalists decide this has to be stopped before it's too late? The whole plan for American capitalists to rule the world is in great danger.
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-nato-1.5382044

And why does Trump care how much Canada spends on defence? Well, that's because he's a good buddy to the U.S. weapons manufacturers who are the biggest in the world but still want more sales. And that is a major reason why Americans can't have medicare, can't afford good public schools, can't feed their children.... Oh, and the arms manufacturers are people rich enough not to pay taxes.

All this, of course, is 'paid' for by borrowing. And that means the biggest deficit for any country in history. And that means a crash is coming.

But don't worry. The weapons makers have more than enough money to ride it out.
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/afn-special-chiefs-assembly-1.5381566

Well, they could get it - if they were oil barons.
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/03/revealed-monumental-nsw-bushfires-have-burnt-20-of-blue-mountains-world-heritage-area
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/03/greta-thunberg-arrives-in-lisbon-cop25-after-three-week-voyage-from-us
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https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/humanity-united-partner-zone/2019/dec/01/global-heating-driving-spread-dengue-fever-asia-americas
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https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2019/12/whats-behind-united-conservative-partys-emerging-fury-nurses
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https://rabble.ca/columnists/2019/12/alberta-experiment-authoritarian-government
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https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/raluca-bejan/2019/12/collapse-social-welfarism-lethal
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https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/brent-patterson/2019/12/trudeaus-climate-policy-disaster-un-climate-summit-kicks

In defiance of almost all of the world's scientists, Canada's Liberals and Conservatives are almost equally bad in the dealing with a situation that people who have studied the subject all over the world say will destroy this planet and all human life.

That's kind of serious warning, wouldn't you think? But no, not to premier Kenney of Alberta or prime minister Pierre Trudeau who simply does nothing. Of course. The oil industry handsomely pays for their elections.

None of the above and no oil executive I have ever heard of has any significant training  (or even any insignificant training) in the matter of climate change.And Ontario's premier is a bloated lout who has no significant training in anything.

And the Canadian people? They're a pretty dozy lot, too. Most of them actually
voted for the very people who haven't done and won't do anything.

Will all this change? I've come to doubt it. We have, maybe, three years or so to take huge action. And Canadians have just voted for the people who won't even try to do it. meanwhile the human suffering has begun. And it will rapidly get much, much worse. Humanity won't need to wait fifty years for the damage to hit. It's already started.
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/03/so-if-youre-poor-youre-dead-watch-these-brits-gasp-when-they-find-out-cost
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/03/after-hottest-decade-records-began-wmo-warns-world-may-face-5degc-rise-centurys-end

As this and the site above show, the greed of our real, ruling class - the super rich -  is going to destroy us all.
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https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/christian-right-worships-donald-trump-915381/

Many, many years ago, I planned to study for the ministry. Indeed, I often led services. In fact, I often led services less than twenty years ago. I met the 'evangelical' Christians in my earlier preaching days. I thought them not only ignorant but with a bizarre idea of what Christianity was about.

It was entirely about themselves, and getting themselves into heaven - so they could praise God constantly while standing on clouds. Talk about boring and useless.  There was not a trace of the Christian responsibilities to others that Jesus talked about. Nope. It was all just about getting to heaven while everybody else went to hell.

And they are the core of Trump support - And Trump is a man who has no trace of Christianity of any sort. It's insane.
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/02/insurance-industry-clearly-terrified-says-sanders-lawmakers-admit-lobbyists-helped
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/02/new-analysis-details-aggressive-tax-dodging-six-silicon-valley-giants-totaling-over

How can voters, as in Canada and the U.S., vote for parties that allow the wealthy to hide from income taxes - and, often, from property taxes?

And how come we allow the very rich to pay basic incomes so low that nobody can live a decent life on them?
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The British and American governments are today's nazis.

https://consortiumnews.com/2019/11/30/psychologically-tortured-assange-victim-of-british-rogue-state-london-conference-hears/
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The following will be disagreeable reading to most of the western world. But I know from experience of Hong Kong how true it is. There was NO freedom in Hong Kong under the British. If anything, the British that I met there had nothing but contempt for the people of Hong Kong. Indeed, a major figure in the government of Hong Kong was a distant relative by marriage to my cousin. He and his friends regarded Hong Kongers as sub-human. And no, I am not exaggerating.

And now Hong Kongers are calling for American democracy? Are they crazy? The U.S., for over a century has been murderously crushing democracies and supporting dictators all over Latin America and the Middle East. Their great hope in World War 2 was to take over China and Hong Kong - and plunder them just as the British had.

I have sympathy for the people of Hong Kong. But the idea of getting saved by the U.S. is absurd.

https://countercurrents.org/2019/12/hong-kong-pure-western-insanity

And there's another catch. The U.S. can no longer seriously consider attacking China. But it probably will some day - but then probably unsuccessfully.

U.S. salvation? Tell that to the people of Bolivia and Brazil and Guatemala and Venezuela and others. Tell it to the children all over the world that the U.S. has
been murdering as special targets since 1950.
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https://countercurrents.org/2019/12/the-unfinished-coup-the-end-of-netanyahus-era-and-the-political-earthquake-ahead

Netanyahu is certainly as corrupt as they come. But getting rid of him won't solve the real problem - Israel's plundering and destruction of Palestine. (And, in the process, destroying the basis of the Judaic faith.)
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https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/12/03/for-corporate-media-its-anybody-but-sanders-or-warren/

This applies to most Canadian news media, too. They're the same breed.
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https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2019/12/02/Canada-Life-Expectancy-Plateau/

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https://www.globalresearch.ca/us-primes-nato-confront-russia-china/5696485

Of course. The U.S. wants wars with Russia and China to get rid of them as economic competitors. But it may not be capable any more of  defeating either
of them by itself. So we're all being lined up. Canada's used to being the U.S.'s
bumboy. It did it when it sent Canadians to die in Afghanistan, Syria, and to bomb for the U.S. in Libya. It did it when its sent them to a Haiti in which the U.S. had just deposed the elected government - and the Canadians were then sent to Haiti as 'peacekeepers".  Yeah, I knew people in Montreal's Italian mob who were 'peacekeepers'.

Canada has kissed up to admire and even take part in all kinds of American brutality ever since 1945.
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52647.htm

Well, okay. But  the U.S. did invade two countries in it's early days - and it was with the intention of stealing their land. The two countries were Mexico and---
Canada, the latter at least three times.  It was also still busy stealing land from it's native peoples, land that the U.S. had no legal right to.
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52645.htm

To remember Canadians who went to war at our command - and who suffered for it - is one thing.

To worship war itself - as Americans have for most of their history - is quite another.

Alas! I notice Canada's veteran association, the Canadian Legion, sees both as the same. I well remember their angry reaction to a TV series that looked at some of the questionable actions our troops were ordered into. Of course. The Legion should be used to remember and to help those who served. Alas, it's also there to praise war, itself.

Canada had no business being in illegal wars in Korea, Afghanistan, the bombing of Libya, and in Syria. The Legion should have been the body to criticize this and to speak for those who had to serve and die in those wars. But there wasn't a
peep out of it. Of course not. It worships war itself.
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52644.htm

And this happens in Canada, too, where the Liberals and Conservatives are the ones who sell themselves.

Wake up, Canada!
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52646.htm
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https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/12/03/news/ottawa-accused-stalling-tactics-over-mercury-treatment-facility

Canada's treatment of it's indigenous peoples has always been an international disgrace.
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https://theantimedia.com/media-silent-as-us-navy-places-22-billion-order-for-nuclear-submarines/

The truth is  that the U.S. government is determined on a third - and last - world war. Will this war be unspeakably expensive? Yes - expensive and destructive far beyond anything ever known. Hitler was a sweetheart compared to American capitalists.

And the super wealthy contractors who are building these weapons? They don't give a damn. They don't pay taxes and their money is well hidden all over the world. It's the rest of us who pay for their wars - and who drive the rest of us into  poverty.

This is the final insanity. It's why most American public schools are disaster areas. It's why most Americans cannot afford medical care.

And they (and we) accept this insanity.
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https://theantimedia.com/pompeo-us-will-prevent-cuba-venezuela-from-hijacking-protests-in-latin-america/

And a gutless Canada will support the U.S. in whatever killing and starving it imposes.
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https://theantimedia.com/us-drone-strike-kills-family-of-six-in-afghanistan-including-children/

No surprise. Since 1944, the killing of Civilians, children, babies has become a major strategy of the U.S. It began with the bombing of Dresden in World War Two, and really became a prime aim of American war in Korea.

The Canadian Legion, instead of clapping hands for war, any war, might ask itself if this is the world Canadians fought for in World War Two.
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https://theantimedia.com/iraqis-revolt-against-16-years-of-made-in-the-usa-corruption/
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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Nov. 30: Our Seventy-Five Years of Failure to Make a Better World.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/china-belt-and-road-central-europe-1.5370854

Like it or lump it, China has made huge economic progress since 1945. And, unlike the U.S., that progress has also benefited the huge numbers of Chinese who were abused and impoverished by Britain, the U.S., Germany and others.

But many western countries have used those years to create greater poverty - as in Africa, Latin America and even in their own countries. (Alberta has just announced the firing of 750 nurses and thousands of   civil servants - you, know - to save money - though I've no doubt they will blame Canada for it.)

And, much worse, despite big promises in 1945, we have done nothing, nothing whatever to create a better world order. Even the UN just became a toy for major power aggression (as in the Korean War.) And so it is likely that China will become the next (and perhaps last) great power.
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And, like I said.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-public-service-cuts-1.5379582
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/brazilian-president-accused-inciting-genocide-1.5377622

Of course.   He's following the lead of the U.S. and, to a lesser degree, of Canada. And, indeed, of much of Latin America.
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/opinion-robert-fraser-leter-to-western-canada-1.5359091

Will anybody in Alberta listen to this?  No.
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Canada, the U.S., Britain - like many other countries - are each governed by a ruling class.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/29/countries-from-siberia-to-australia-are-burning-the-age-of-fire-is-the-bleakest-warning-yet
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/28/the-guardian-view-on-china-hong-kong-and-xinjiang-will-the-truth-hurt

For all of China's progress, it has not moved towards any sort of democracy. And it almost certainly won't. That was very clear to me in the time I spent in China. This is a   situation that can only get worst. And Trump's telling China what to do is just making it worse. It almost guarantees that China will made no concessions.
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/27/jair-bolsonaro-international-criminal-court-indigenous-rights

And note that Trump  does not give advice to his murderous friends in Latin America.
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For a century the west (notably Britain and the U.S.) has murdered and plundered all over middle east. The result is that almost all of them have been driven to desperation.  At this point, even their rebellions don't have much meaning.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/26/the-guardian-view-on-irans-protests-unrest-is-crushed-unhappiness-endures

(And so we see same thing happening in Latin America.)
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ditto for Iran. I'm not at all sure Iran has a good government. But I'm quite sure it's latest crisis has a lot to do with U.S. interference in it's economy. American billionaires want all the oil - and cheap.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/26/the-guardian-view-on-irans-protests-unrest-is-crushed-unhappiness-endures
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https://rabble.ca/news/2019/11/leaders-bolivias-right-wing-coup-will-oversee-and-control-new-elections

Of course, us broad-minded Canadians have often elected indigenous prime ministers and premiers - like----you know.
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https://rabble.ca/news/2019/11/its-time-we-turned-our-idling-cars-suvs-and-trucks
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/29/new-poll-finds-majority-americans-across-political-spectrum-back-warrens-ultra

This world needs more action - and fast. Allowing the wealthy to run off with their tax money makes no possible sense at all - and it causes terrible suffering
for millions in Canada and the U.S.

But we let them get away with this massive robbery every year. What's wrong with us?
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https://consortiumnews.com/2019/11/30/psychologically-tortured-assange-victim-of-british-rogue-state-london-conference-hears/

The spirit of Hitler lives on in the governments of the U.S. and Britain.
Assange must die, preferably before trial, for telling the truth.
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https://consortiumnews.com/2019/11/29/john-pilger-visiting-britains-political-prisoner/
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https://countercurrents.org/2019/11/when-the-world-observes-the-international-day-of-solidarity-with-the-palestinian-people

Hitler  murdered over four million Jews in Europe. The survivors left the camps knowing that we had never cared what happened to them. And no, we hadn't.
We knew what he was doing to Jews even before the war. And we didn't care. In fact, we would not even help those who escaped.

Then, when the war ended, we gave away somebody else's land to the European Jews - so that they would come to Britain or the U.S. or Canada. And we created Israel.

But the holocaust changed those who had suffered in it. They knew their enemy was not just Hitler. It was us. And it was anyone - like Palestinians - who got in their way. And so Israel was created as a holocaust for Palestinians.

And, of course, with that sort of world view, Judaism could not survive, and Israeli Jews became ---like the rest of us.
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https://countercurrents.org/2019/11/alex-lo-tells-us-what-we-already-know-the-u-s-chooses-whose-and-what-rights-matter

I know the South China Morning Post from my Hong  Kong days. And I can assure you it is not left-wing.
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https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2019/11/29/Government-Face-Reality-Fossil-Fuel-Industry-Collapsing/

Our oil barons know, of course, that this is happening. But they are determined to continue pumping the stuff to get as much as they can before the full collapse -
even if that means destroying the planet. And, oh, they have good friends in
Canada's Liberal and Conservative parties.
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https://www.google.com/search?q=the+tyee&oq=the+tyee&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l6j69i60.4480j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
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https://www.globalresearch.ca/new-york-times-long-history-endorsing-us-backed-coups/5696316

The New York Times has a great reputation as a newspaper, so great that millions would claim it to be the best newspaper in the world.

And it is great in it's number of pages and special sections on books, clothing, etc.  But on foreign news, it can't be trusted. I discovered that many years ago, and it was a great disappointment.
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https://www.globalresearch.ca/trump-claims-nicaragua-national-security-threat-legitimize-u-s-economic-aggression/5696261

Yes, it is just terrible how American children on their way to school are
terrorized by naked Cubans, Guatemalans, Haitians, Venezuelans who wait to
attack them.
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And here's the shocker of the day.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52638.htm

And it's quite true. China IS a power equal to the U.S, and still climbing. Any war between them would finish all of us.
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https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/boris-johnson-women-column-specatt_uk_5ddee7e2e4b0d50f329bd4af?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5pbmZvcm1hdGlvbmNsZWFyaW5naG91c2UuaW5mby8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAMTpQDf3VN7Wvpep5aZyL7sBdcSPfUn5xu3b-Uc4RC9n--hqU6lEKEJlT7SLYbCctujTJW6q5p0wMKR0QA6EfFoxZz322LvLOw7YvJOcvNDBbX8aY9uXJbcljloNbuVG4XhIy8qqIT53cHBVgkGhbZZaE694HYqFSlgUr7JhVGf6
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__https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/11/28/analysis/will-kenney-budget-powder-keg-explode

But not to worry. Albertans will find somebody else to blame - perhaps Prince Edward Island.
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https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/11/30/opinion/renewing-confederation-we-rise-climate-emergency-modest-proposal

An excellent idea. But Albertans are more likely to just sit around their beers, and blame Canada.
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https://theantimedia.com/msm-spins-opcw-leak-russian-disinfo/
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https://theantimedia.com/israel-11000-new-illegal-housing-units-jerusalem/

Israel is based on a form of Judaism that has no Judaic values. I remember the jubilation at the founding of Israel. I was sixteen or so at the time, and most of my school friends were Jewish. I remember feeling the exhilaration they felt. But it was not to be what we cheered for..
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https://theantimedia.com/iraqis-revolt-against-16-years-of-made-in-the-usa-corruption/

Well, I wouldn't just blame the U.S for that sort of thing. The British before them were pretty much the same. In fact, I'm not sure one can blame nations.
No. One has to blame the dominant economic philosophy of their time. And that has been capitalism. And it's something that millions of British and Americans have suffered under.
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https://truthout.org/articles/many-evangelicals-excuse-anything-trump-does-because-hes-the-chosen-one/

And, yes, he could win re-election.
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Behind all this is a cold truth. Most countries have a ruling class. For Canada, the U.S., Britain that ruling class is made up of the wealthiest. And this has ALWAYS been true. We have Never been democracies. No, not even with the American revolution. The British ruling class owns the the British Conservative  Party. The U.S. ruling class owns the Republicans and a majority of the Democrats. Canada's Liberals and Conservatives are both the property of the very, very wealthy.

And their greed is leading us all into one hell of a crash.
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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Nov. 28: A very dangerous world.

Maybe I was was wrong in my last report on Iran. I looked at a Russia Today report. (Oh, I know. I know. Russian news media lie and American and Canadian media tell only the truth. Yes.)

RT is a species of propaganda news in that it is never - or rarely- critical about Russia. However, I have usually found it accurate - if concentrating on the bad parts -  about the western countries. Is it all really written by Russian secret agents? Well, actually, the writer of this first item is a professor at Oxford.

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/474464-iran-protests-economy-sanctions-government/
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https://www.rt.com/news/474486-iran-arrest-cia-protests/

But oh, I'm sure the CIA would never do anything improper.
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read this one carefully, and note the additional sites at the base of it.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/chinas-power-editors-note-1.5373823

Would western capitalists answer this challenge with a massive nuclear attack on China that could  kill a billion innocent people?

You can bet they would. Over the years with the British Empire, the U.S. Empire, the French Empire, the Belgian Empire, the Dutch Empire, the German Empire, the Italian Empire, the western capitalists have murdered so many hundred millions that it's already over a billion. (No. That might not be found in your high school history, but think about the millions of indigenous people murdered by these countries - and also, as with the U.S. and Canada, their indigenous and native peoples.)

I remember well the signs on D-Day. 'We've won the war. Now we've got to win the peace."  But we didn't win the peace. We won non-stop global war. And that non- stop war was created, almost entirely, by the greed that is the fundamental face of capitalism.

And, in the case of Christian nations, at least, by their refusal to act on the faith they claim to have.

A world based on murderous competition is not going to survive.
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/trump-mexico-cartels-1.5374926

Great idea! And there could be an even better one. Invite Mexican troops to go into the U.S. to kill American gang leaders who buy the drugs.
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/27/climate-emergency-world-may-have-crossed-tipping-points

Hah! Scientists..what do they know?
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https://www.rt.com/usa/474514-trump-signs-hong-kong-bills/

Trump's act is worse than doing nothing. To make a worldwide show of this - as Trump has done - is to guarantee that China will not back off.

And this come from a U.S. government that once murdered two hundred thousand quite innocent Guatemalans without our news media giving even a whimper about it. In fact, it has been murdering uncounted thousands all over Latin America for 120 years. And it murdered at least 1.5 million Iraqis, mostly women and children, in a war that was illegal. Physician, heal thyself.

And where the hell are those evangelist Jesus-jumpers who vote for Trump?

The threat to China is even worse because China is not the place I knew some 40 years ago. Despite recent bumps in the road, it has been the fastest growing economy in the world (some economists say "...in the history of the world." The change in housing, the massive reduction in poverty, the provision of social services, the penetration into world markets, the huge improvement of it's military mean that it is very near to being the world's dominant power.
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/28/eu-parliament-declares-climate-emergency

Hey! Who are you going to believe? All them funny-talkin' foreigners? Or real smart people like Doug Ford and Scheer and Trump?
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/27/impact-of-air-pollution-on-health-may-be-far-worse-than-thought-study-suggests

Don't waste  your time looking for this story in most North American news media.
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/27/future-united-kingdom-election-parties

Empires can disappear with amazing speed. Britain could well cease to exist in the near future.
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/26/the-guardian-view-on-irans-protests-unrest-is-crushed-unhappiness-endures

This is a very complex story with lots of villains on all sides.
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https://lfpress.com/opinion/columnists/gwynne-dyer-we-must-not-be-deflected-diverted-or-distracted-from-climate-change-fight

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https://www.thenation.com/article/subway-cops-protest/
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https://www.thenation.com/article/climate-criminals/
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https://www.thenation.com/podcast/bernie-sanders-democrats-2020/
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And is something that should be obvious - but won't be done.

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/views-expressed/2019/11/car-truck-collisions-could-be-sharply-reduced-if-truck
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This next story is about American (and Canadian) behaviour in Guatemala - and it's part about the long war there, engineered by American and Canadian capitalists who murdered hundreds of thousands of Guatemalans, including large numbers of priest and missionaries, one of which was a Canadian, without any Canadian or American news medium bothering to mention it.

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/kairos-witness/2019/11/women-land-and-water-defenders-are-real-peacebuilders

So where is all our Christian outrage? (Probably busy organizing a December tea).
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http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/david-suzuki/2019/11/failure-address-climate-crisis-puts-children-risk

Well, they are our children. And we do have some responsibility for them.

Don't we?
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http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/activist-toolkit-blog/2019/11/public-education-under-attack-interview-alberta

This is happening all over Canada and the U.S. It's understandable. I mean, you can't let the wealthy keep all their profits, and still give a decent education to the common people. And the rich send their children to expensive private schools which, incidentally, commonly receive grants from the taxes of us slobs.
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http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2019/11/no-way-conservatives-will-admit-they-look-foolish-calls
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http://rabble.ca/columnists/2019/11/land-grabbing-growing-concern-climate-change-threatens-food-production
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A footnote to rabble.ca (in case anybody there reads this.) You asked your readers for money. Alas, for all my effort, I could not work my way through your process. Can I get help on this?)
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/27/why-are-drug-prices-rising-so-much-pharma-exec-admits-no-other-rationale-profit
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/27/just-one-week-after-trump-rolled-back-safety-measures-chemical-plant-explosion-rocks
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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/28/existential-threat-civilization-planetary-tipping-points-make-climate-bets-too
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https://countercurrents.org/2019/11/britains-chief-rabbi-is-helping-to-stoke-antisemitism
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https://countercurrents.org/2019/11/chinas-renewed-coal-boom
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https://thetyee.ca/Culture/2019/11/28/Turbulent-2020s/
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https://www.globalresearch.ca/tory-pm-johnson-wants-britains-national-health-service-privatized/5696230

Hey! It's time. There's no reason to educate the general public or even to keep them alive.
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https://www.globalresearch.ca/most-enduring-media-cover-up/5696152
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52628.htm
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52630.htm
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52622.htm

In world war 2, Hitler died. But naziism won. And it still thrives all over the world. (But we've changed the name of it.  We call it capitalism.)
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https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/11/26/news/these-ontario-kids-are-taking-climate-protest-streets-courthouse

Gee! Funny I haven't seen this story in the papers here in Canada's capital of Ottawa. And this is a part of Ontario.
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https://thesaker.is/member-of-ukraines-parliament-leaks-trove-of-biden-financial-records/
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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Nov. 26: A world out of control

https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/greenhouse-gases-1.5371968

And we have thrown away thirty years of the little time we have until it's too late.
Of course, real smart people like Ontario premier Doug Ford  say all the world's scientists are wrong. And he should know. He has a high school leaving certificate.
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/forest-fires-glyphosate-1.5366185

It's also very harmful to people. But I don't know of any big business forestry programme that doesn't use it. And I don't know of any government that protects it's people by dealing with this.
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/china-uighurs-camps-secret-documents-1.5368925

This is terrible. Europe, for example, gets large numbers of Africans desperate to escape what British, European and American  capitalists have done to their countries. And Europe, for a time, sent them to vile, primitive fields, often in tents through the winter. But that's over.

Now Europe just kicks them back to drown in the sea.

Similarly, the U.S. has been plundering the resources of Latin America, enforcing poverty and hopelessness. But as the  people  fled, the U.S. set up prison camps, some for adults and some for thousands of children taken from their parents. How thoughtful.

And, in Canada, Quebec has made it clear it will accept Muslims from lands we have torn to pieces. They just have to speak French all the time, and get rid of all their silly clothes like hi jabs.

Oh - and as long as they don't look Muslim.

So what should we do about Muslims in China?  Well, Europe and the U.S. and Canada could accept them. But there's not a chance that we we 'Christians' will do any such thing..

Will we save these Chinese victims by force?  No. The U.S. and Europe and Canada don't want them.  Should we go to war with China over this? Get real. Any war between nuclear powers would become a nuclear war that no side would win.

Oh, and if we could attack China without going nuclear? Get real again, The U.S. is the country that can't, in twenty years, defeat even the small part of Afghanistan that is in rebellion. That small part,  by the way, is also the one that beat off the Russians.
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/24/hong-kong-residents-turn-up-for-local-elections-in-record-numbers

I wish I could be cheered by this. But I'm not. China, like all great powers in history, (Britain and the U.S. spring to mind), is not likely to make any concessions here -    just as Britain made no concessions to the victims of it's empire, and the U.S. has made no concessions to Latin America or to the middle   east. We need a world  -wide response to ALL of  this world's bullies.
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https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/nov/24/leonard-cohen-adam-thanks-for-the-dance-interview

I saw Leonard Cohen only once. He was sitting on the steps of the YMCA in downtown Montreal. He liked people. And he wanted them to talk to him. And, yes, I was impressed by him.
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/25/wexit-alberta-canada-independence-separatism

Yes. Jobs in Alberta are being lost at a terrible pace. But that's because their oil industry is failing. And, as this article points out, Alberta still has the highest incomes in Canada. But, oh, all those Canadians are always picking on poor Albertans.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/johann-hari/johann-hari-the-truth-our-empire-killed-millions-404631.html

This was typical of the British empire in India, China, Africa..... it murdered, starved at least 400 million people - and it touched it all off with it's brutal treatment of most of the people of English, Scotland, and Ireland.

Now, tell me how, in two world wars, the British were good guys and Germans were evil. And while you're checking out good guys and bad guys, take a look at the U.S. in Latin America and the middle east. Oh, and take a look at our Canada for what it is doing in supporting a gang of murderous puppets in Bolivia. We are doing it, of course, to kiss up to U.S. billionaires - which is making all Canadians into criminals.
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/ice-free-arctic-this-century-1.5370504

Don't worry about it. The Conservative Party will.........whatever.
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/pro-democracy-opposition-wins-landslide-hong-kong-elections-1.5371889

Unless China makes major concessions - which it almost certainly will not do - Hong Kong is a lost cause. I can only wonder about the excellent students I had there - and grieve for them.

China won't make major concessions. We should understand that. The U.S. will not make concessions in Latin America, where it murdered at least 200,000 innocent people in Guatemala, and is now imposing a brutal dictatorship on Bolivia. There are no good guys. We are all evil. And 2,000 years of Christianity have not made so much as a dent in this.
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/un-emissions-report-1.5373154

We have done nothing in 35 years. We haven't even come to grips with the millions  of migrants who have to flee changing weather conditions in their countries. At the Mexican border, the U.S. simply puts adults into prison camps, and puts their children into cages.  In Canada, the Conservatives have done nothing at all - in fact, they have made it worse.  The Liberals? Conditions have worsened under them, too.
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/opinion-canada-foreign-policy-latin-america-1.5369302

Canada won't change it's kiss-up behaviour. We used to murder Dutch settlers in South Africa to please British capitalists. We now kill to please American (and Canadian) capitalists.
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New Brunswick is a Canadian province ruled by the billionaire Irving family who own just about everything - including all the provinces newspapers. Many years ago, when the chief medical officer warned about the dangers of glyphosate spray, she was simply pushed out of her job.

Alas! This is a province that obeys it's masters.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/glyphosate-new-brunswick-roundup-1.5365249
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/26/santa-barbara-fire-california-los-padres

Not to worry. It can't be climate change because that's not allowed.
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/26/billionaires-us-elections-2020-president

It doesn't change anything. Most American presidents have been paid off by billionaires, anyway.
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https://lfpress.com/opinion/columnists/dyer-true-democracy-a-pipe-dream-in-hong-kong-despite-election-results

I'm afraid Dyer is right. And that's something to think about because China is quite likely to be the world's next super-power. And we can expect it to be as evil as  the fading U.S. super-power.
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http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2019/11/what-media-misses-about-national-rail-strike-cn-train-crews-and
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http://rabble.ca/news/2019/11/trudeau-drives-stake-through-heart-any-hope-electoral-reform
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http://rabble.ca/podcasts/shows/talking-radical-radio/2019/11/parents-fighting-cuts-public-education-ontario

Well, this sort of thing is common all over the world. They need the money to subsidize private schools for rich kids (seriously) and to reduce taxes for the rich.
As a rule, the real purpose of public schools is to keep the poor--um--poor. That's not an exaggeration. That was my experience when I was a kid living in a poor district. My class mates weren't stupid. But the silent message was that we should realize our low expectations. And most of our society still thinks that way.
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https://www.thenation.com/article/bloombergs-billionaire-democratic-plutocrat/
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https://consortiumnews.com/2019/11/25/the-prosecution-of-julian-assange-calls-for-public-defense-of-free-speech/

His crime? Telling us the truth about U.S. murders and torture. And for that, he is being tortured to death. And the British and American people seem to think this is a good idea. China is brutal? So it is.  Now, try to remember that for centuries, Britain was the world's most brutal nation, as today, the U.S. is.

But neither Brits nor Americans will recognize that. They prefer to stand around with their faces hanging out.
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https://countercurrents.org/2019/11/is-netanyahu-ready-to-inflame-war-to-escape-his-legal-troubles
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https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/11/26/climate-change-is-a-war-crime/

Will the military around the world stop pouring poisonour fumes into the air? Dream on.
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https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/11/25/most-people-pay-a-higher-wealth-tax-than-the-wealthy/
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https://thetyee.ca/News/2019/11/22/Enviros-Tools-Russians/
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https://www.globalresearch.ca/netanyahu-real-crimes/5695967
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https://www.globalresearch.ca/netanyahu-real-crimes/5695967

Wake up, Americans and Canadians. There is going to be one hell of a price massive thievery by  the very wealthy. And, probably, soon.
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52617.htm

Hitler lost world war 2? On the contrary, we are living in Hitlerian world.
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52613.htm
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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52611.htm

Americans used to believe (and most still believe) that the U.S. was chosen by God to rule the world. But it looks as though that is rapidly changing.
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https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uk-and-us-forces-ran-secret-prisons-iraq-after-2003-invasion

Sieg Heil.

Oh, a footnote - we all learn how the Statue of Liberty says "Send me your poor, etc. yearning to be free" and all that. Well, actually, the American government changed that almost a hundred and twenty years ago when it severely tightened immigration rules. (No. That didn't begin just with Trump.) But children still learn to recite it as if it were real.
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https://metro.co.uk/2019/11/24/skeletal-baby-yemeni-hospital-lays-bare-heartbreaking-cost-conflict-11209773/

Well, look on the good side. It's been a gold mine for Christian Canadian and American weapons makers.
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https://www.nationalobserver.com/2016/06/13/investigations/turmoil-irving-oil

One of my favourite sub-humans. I almost met him and his brother when I was a student at Acadia University. (They had both just dropped out after two years, figuring you don't have to be educated to inherited big bucks, and you don't need any brains to get even richer. And they were right.)
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https://off-guardian.org/2019/11/25/hunger-games-food-abundance-and-twisted-truths/
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Of course. Obama was always the servant of the very wealthy.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/26/obama-privately-considered-leading-stop-bernie-campaign-combat-sanders-2020-surge
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Not all Christians just stand around with the faces hanging out.

https://truthout.org/video/pope-francis-calls-nuclear-weapons-immoral-as-catholic-activists-face-jail/
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And here is a large dose of what climate disruption means.

https://truthout.org/series/climate-disruption-dispatches/
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https://theintercept.com/2019/11/25/iraq-children-birth-defects-military/
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https://theintercept.com/2019/11/25/michael-bloombergs-right-wing-views-on-foreign-policy-make-him-a-perfect-candidate-for-the-republican-nomination/
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When analyzing current events, get real.
Almost all wars ever fought have been for the benefit of the very wealthy. We tart it up with blather about how our side is good, and the other evil. But that's the reality only when the we're the big guys killing the small ones.

The British Empire was as evil as they come. And when it come to racist leadership, Brits likeWinston Churchill took a back seat to nobody, not even Hitler. Churchill starved millions of helpless people in India. He also happily bombed Kurd civilians - deliberately aiming at civilians. Churchill's great hope was to recapture China during World War Two so the British wealthy could go back to the glory days of plundering that country, starving millions, impoverishing all..... If you wonder at China's brutality, wonder no more.  That brutality is the reaction against all the years of Britain's brutality.

And the American Empire? It's been right up there with Churchill and Hitler. That goes for the massacre of U.S. native peoples, several invasions of Canada, the slaughter for oil fields, the impoverishing of Latin America to satisfy the unsatisfiable greed of American billionaires - and the wars against some twenty plus countries around the world - and who know hows many CIA murders. (By the way, did  you know that a very large part of the U.S., including Texas, Arizona, the whole   West Coast was taken by the U.S. by killing the Mexicans and native peoples who  owned them.)

It's been the same with much of North Africa, like the horror of the Belgian Congo,the  Dutch century of profound brutality towards the native people of South Africa, French murder and torture in Vietnam (French Indo-China), British and American killing and plundering for oil.

And when capitalist countries get together against each other - that's when you get world wars. Despite what our news media told us and what school history books say, World War One had nothing to do with good guys and bad guys. Almost all of the countries were going through enormous industrial development - and looking scared at neighbours who were becoming serious competition.

Capitalists in those countries all planned for a war against each other. France was no angel. It's capitalists wanted a war to reduce competition. Almost all of the countries in that war were in for that reason.  That's why, in the peace treaty, when everyone knew that no one country was guilty for the war, Britain and France insisted on a  clause that made Germany pay them huge amounts, so huge it's economy was destroyed. And that, incidentally, is what caused the rise of Hitler.

World War Two? It was the second act of World War One. Britain and the U.S. at first, saw this as great. Hitler would be the foe of Russia, saving British and American billionaires from the cost of doing it.

That's why Britain took a long time about declaring war, and why the U.S. took  years. American capitalists were great admirers of Hitler - Rockefeller supplied Hitler with almost all his oil right up to 1945.

The U.S. entered the war late - and only because it thought it could  steal China from the British, and plunder it as the British had. It fought in the European/African war to plunder the British billionaires - notably to get control of the Middle East oil fields, a task it's still killing for.

Meanwhile, millions are trying to flee from countries being destroyed  by climate change. Europe won't help them. The U.S. puts them in cages. Canada is, to put it kindly, unwelcoming - expecially Quebec.

Oh, I know. I'm criticizing our soldiers who risked their lives in two world wars and Korea.

No. I'm not. Even as a kid I was impressed by them.

I remember them coming to our house to say goodbye. I remember those who died. I realize now they had no idea what WW1, WW2, Korea, Afghanistan and others were about. And our news media and our politicians and, yes, our billionaires have never told them. And they never will.

Right now, the very wealthy are flirting with the idea of World War 3.   (You know, for honour). And very few of us will survive that.

Hitler is still alive. He's in Europe and the Americas and Africa and Asia. And he's saying Heil to both sides.